With great regret we learned of the death of Fr Terry Donnelly CSSp, community leader of the Spiritan Community (Holy Ghost Fathers) in Carfin, on Tuesday 7th September. Fr Terry passed away at 2.00am following an operation carried out the day before in Wishaw General Hospital.
Following the sudden and sad death of Fr Terry, Bishop Toal offered the following words:
"It is very sad to hear of Fr Terry Donnelly’s death and I and the whole Motherwell Diocesan community join with his sister, Margaret, and all his family, and his brothers in the Holy Ghost Fathers in grieving his loss. We thank God for his vocation and ministry as a missionary priest and ask the Lord to bring him fully now into his presence in eternal life. For many of us in the Diocese, we have come to know him well in recent years and his service as a priest has been much appreciated, particularly in recent months in St Vincent’s, East Kilbride. He will be very much missed in his own community and in the Diocese.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.“
We pray for the repose of Fr Terry's soul and for the community at Carfin at their loss.
Our Lady, Queen of Priests, pray for him.